Daily Archives: March 26, 2013

Howard Dean Launches Campaign To Flip State Legislatures

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) announced Tuesday that the political action committee he founded would launch a campaign to flip state legislatures around the country. In a conference call, Dean said that Democracy for … Continue reading

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Health board OKs union contract

WATERLOO, Iowa — Unionized Black Hawk County health employees will receive across-the-board pay increases the next three years. The county Board of Health has ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees … Continue reading

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Iowa Labor night out with the Iowa Energy

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Healthiest Iowa Initiative Announces “Medicaid Madness” Tour Locations for Events on Wednesday, March 27th

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26 organizations have joined the Healthiest Iowa Initiative, including small business owners, health care providers, and citizen organizations DES MOINES — The Healthiest Iowa Initiative today announced locations and details for the “Medicaid Madness” tour that will take place tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Senate approves Medicaid expansion plan

The Iowa Senate approved legislation Monday night to add more than 100,000 low-income Iowans to the state-federal Medicaid health insurance program, setting up a showdown with Gov. Terry Branstad. Senate File 296 was approved 26-23 on a straight party line … Continue reading

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Tears Still Should Fall for Sweatshop Abuses in Global Apparel Industry

Mike Hall Sixteen years ago the American public and Kathie Lee Gifford were shocked when it was revealed that the Walmart clothing line that carried Gifford’s name was manufactured—unbeknownst to her—under sweatshop conditions by Honduran children working 20 hours a … Continue reading

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SOUL Easter Egg Hunt Des Moines 2013

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Today’s Labor History

San Francisco brewery workers begin a 9-month strike as local employers follow the union-busting lead of the National Brewer’s Association and fire their unionized workers, replacing them with scabs. Two unionized brewers refused to go along with the union busting, … Continue reading

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